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Red Hydrogen One
Red Hydrogen One
Red Hydrogen One
Red Hydrogen One
Red Hydrogen One
Red Hydrogen One
Red Hydrogen One
Red Hydrogen One
Red Hydrogen One

Informr score
The Red Hydrogen One currently has an Informr score of 5.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 18 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
2.45 GHz
2.45 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP
12+ MP
4500 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Hydrogen One has been one big disappointment after another since it was announced last year. If its gargantuan, design, dated specs, and exorbitant $1,300 starting price for the aluminum version ($1,600 if you bought the titanium version) doesn’t turn you off, everything else about this monstros...

- Raymond Wong, Mashable
Android Authority
Android Authority

I like the Red Hydrogen One for what it is — a concept. As a consumer product it is just an overpriced phone with a great design. Other elements fall behind due to having old specs, a subpar camera, and a bad display. All for a price higher than any other high-end smartphone and a promise of a brigh...

- Edgar Cervantes, Android Authority

The Hydrogen One is a badly missed first attempt on RED’s part. Credit the company for being unique and aiming for something more, but it fails to meet the bare minimum of modern smartphone quality.

- Danny Zepeda, TechnoBuffalo

Indeed, the 4-View holographic display and camera capture are unique in the space, but just like the short-lived 3D displays and 3D recording that smartphones went through several years ago, it’s a novelty that quickly wears off. However, the RED Hydrogen One does possess one imposing feature that m...

- John Velasco, PhoneArena

RED’s Hydrogen One is an Android phone all about 3D. There are 3D cameras on the front and back, and you can watch 3D movies on what the company calls a “4V” display. It comes with a Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which puts it on par with most flagship phones… that came out in 201...

- Evan Rodgers, Engadget

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Unknown backs up the Red Hydrogen One with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Red Hydrogen One's screen size is 5.7 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

2.45 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.45 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4500 mAh battery.

Red Hydrogen One Specs

Release Date November 2, 2018
Regions Available USA
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.45 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.22 W/kg
Body: 1.33 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
NFC Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
3D, Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera), HDR, Timelapse mode, 120-degree field of view
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
3D, Dual camera
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel Density 512 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Shadow, Titanium
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.478 x 8.571 x 1 cm (6.5 x 3.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 263 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA):

Limited edition Red Hydrogen One made with Titanium also available.

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